Our Staff

Francella, Station Manager
Francella Fiallos (she/her)
Station Manager
Originally from Ottawa by way of Halifax, Francella's love of campus radio began at Carleton University where she completed her Bachelor of Journalism. Later, she worked for the National Campus and Community Radio Association and the CBC Parliamentary Bureau before moving to Halifax. She was the programming and development director at CKDU-FM, Dalhousie University's campus radio station. She currently sits on the board of directors for Debaser, a DIY arts organization based in Ottawa. In this photo, Francella is holding a copy of Moondog Matinee by The Band. Please talk to her about The Band.
Chris, Program Director
Chris Aitkens (he/him)
Program Director
ost of Sewer Spewer on CJLO, Chris pays tribute to Montreal's underground scene every week. He studied journalism at Concordia University, which led to him to become a board operator and weekend "news vampire" at CJAD 800 before joining CJLO's team. On the side, he writes about horror movies for Nightmare On Film Street, and screams in a heavy punk band called Gutser. His other obsessions include the Simpsons, VHS collecting and sewing.
Volunteer Coordinator
Dan Yang
Volunteer Coordinator
Originally from China, Dan Yang moved to Montreal since 2016 and has been exploring art and music here. Graduated from Specialization Film Studies at Concordia in 2021, Dan continued her study in Studio Arts to become a multidisciplinary artist. She is passionate about films, music and any kind of art. For her, watching and discovering films at local theatres and film festivals has always been one of the most exciting things to do. Dan joined CJLO this August as a volunteer and now works our volunteer coordinator for the fall semester of 2021. She is also a fan of metal, post-punk, experimental music.
Volunteer Coordinator
Tharushi Rathnayaka
Volunteer Coordinator for International Students and Third Language Programming
Tharushi Rathnayaka is an international student born and raised in Dubai who travelled all the way to the other side of the world to pursue her Bachelor's in Aerospace Engineering at Concordia University in Montreal. She regularly volunteered back home and is part of several non-profit volunteer-run organizations at Concordia University. As a volunteer coordinator for international students at CJLO, she hopes to continue her volunteering activities and help volunteers and International students feel more integrated on campus.
Head Music Director Director
Calvin Cashen
Interim Head Music Director
Hailing from a small town in Dallas, Texas, Calvin made his way to Montreal in 2015 to study Journalism and Communications at Concordia. He hosts The Waiting Room alongside his good friend Erin and is currently working as CJLO’s Interim Head Music Director. A recent graduate, Calvin hopes to use his musical expertise to elevate the presence of community radio and the underground artists that comprise it. Aside from his zealous passion for all things music, Calvin enjoys watching trashy TV shows, playing video games and complaining about the trials of daily life.
Raoul, Hip Hop Director
Raoul Castel
Hip Hop Music Director
It's yah boy Ra from NoetheKulcha, a HipHop show voted number #1 best radio show by CultMTL’s best of Montreal. I currently also am affiliated with a well known record label where I host gigs! Since leaving Australia where I grew up, I have always aimed at being on camera or radio as a career. I believe that I am at the beginning of my career and hope to gain as much experience as I can!
Kelly, World Music Director
Kelly Belfo
World Music Director
World Music Director since 2003, Kelly Belfo helped build the world music department from the ground up. From CJLO's world music library now overflowing with great music from Montreal and abroad to a stellar Saturday line-up of music from the Caribbean and around the world, it is no wonder that CJLO is highly recognized in the world music scene. CJLO world music department also work closely with Festival International Nuits D'Afrique, Mundial Montreal, and Montreal International Reggae Festival.
Andrew, Metal Music Director
Andrew Wieler
Metal Music Director
Andrew, host of Grade A Explosives, oversees the metal section of the station. He enjoys sleeping and usually doesn't want to talk to anyone. Don't be fooled though, he can also chat your ear off about metal, indie rock, robot uprisings, or industrial music.
Fiona, Magazine Editor
Fiona Harrison-Roberts
Magazine Editor
After graduating from high school in 2016, Fiona made her way to Montreal to pursue her undergraduate studies. As a Journalism major, Fiona re-discovered her love for radio and writing. Now she co-hosts a movie review show called Moonstruck.
Hunter, Associate Content Editor
Hunter Walwaski
Associate Content Editor
British Columbia-born, but longtime Montrealer, Hunter is fuelled by a perpetual hunger for all things loud, fast, and thrashin', and likes to live at that same pace. He co-hosts The Iron Club, owns more black band t-shirts than the best of 'em, and lives for the Halloween season. If you happen to catch this basement-dweller outside in the sun, feel free to pick his brain about cult 80s speed metal bands. He is currently studying Journalism at Concordia University.
Jennifer, Associate Content Editor
Jennifer Zipper (they/them)
Associate Content Editor
A recent graduate of Concordia University’s Communication Studies program, Jen was first drawn to CJLO as a volunteer due to the closeness of the community and the chance to discover local artists. Outside of campus radio work, you can find them binge-watching full seasons of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, watching musical theatre productions, cooking, and buying way too many scented candles.
 
Production Director
 
Remi, Equipment Manager
Remi Caron (he/him)
Equipment Manager
Remi Caron has been with CJLO for close to three years hosting At The Movies (With Iconic Sounds), a show that is part movie talk and part playing some of the iconic soundtracks or scores to cinema. In addition he has been CJLO's Equipment Manager for two years. His two favourite directors of all time would be Martin Scorsese and Stanley Kubrick. You can also find Remi in the CJLO vault organizing the various genre sections, which he claims is a Zen experience. His philosophy on life is that you never start off the morning without a good coffee. Also he is open to having discussions about the latest releases in theatres.
News Director
Cedric Gallant
News Director
At 12 years old, I wrote down that I wanted to be a journalist in a career orientation workshop. Since then, my path has been a straight line towards that goal. Later, I decided to use geography as my subject of choice and is now my second major that I am taking at Concordia. With that in mind, I am equipping myself to speak on a wide variety of topics, varying from climate change and the environment to socio-cultural issues and behaviors. My purpose is to take journalism and use it as a tool not only to inform people, but to broaden their understanding about the human experience. Now, protagonist talk aside, as a News Editor, I intend on making the department as enjoyable of an experience possible with a nice dose of ambition sprinkled in. But for now, I hope to see some keen audio-journalists work the microphones for CJLO 1690 AM
Angelica, Art Director
Angelica Calcagnile
Art Director
Whether a cheaply photocopied black & white flyer, or a large fancy poster printed with the finest metallic inks, Angelica believes everything deserves to to be beautiful, and she's been using her professional experience in graphic design, marketing and production to provide the bulk of CJLO's branding and design work since 2001. She also hosts BVST, billed the best (and worst) of rock'n'roll, country, punk and metal, which is the longest continually running show on CJLO.
Jason, RPM Music Director
Jason Regy
RPM Music Director
After volunteering at CSKY - John Abbott Collegs's student radio station, he decided to try his hand at being a radio host at CJLO. Since starting Rigged Sessions, he has garnered the attention of many producers and DJs - some of who have played at major festivals and signed their tracks to major labels, or even own their own labels - as well as record labels of many electronic genres! As he developed a friendship with them, some of them decided to create guest mixes on his show! Rigged Jasn combines his DJing skills with his (supposedly really attractive) radio voice, his connections to the industry as well as his motto - there's something for everyone when it comes to electronic music - to provide a unique radio experience which no one else has been able to provide through Rigged Sessions.
Sun, CRFC Music Journalist in Residence
Sun Noor
CRFC Music Journalist in Residence
Born in Montreal, Sun has always had an appreciation for the city’s diverse and eclectic music and arts scene, so much so that she decided to launch her music blog, For the Record back in 2016. She is currently finishing her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and enjoys making music and also writing about it in between classes. Sun is a big fan of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, opening up the pit and listening to eclectic world music compilations.
George, Assistant Music Journalist
George McFarlane
CRFC Assistant Music Journalist
Hi, I’m George McFarlane, I’m a third year electroacoustics student at Concordia. I’ve had a passion for music ever since I was a kid, and over the pandemic got super into campus radio and its role in the community. I come from a background of being a gigging musician and recording engineer, and I can’t wait to bring that experience to CJLO to work with Sun and make some awesome content for all our listeners.
Alana, lead web developer
Alana DeVito
Lead Web Developer
Alana (Am) DeVito is a Tiohtià:ke/Montreal-based composer, sound designer, musician, and interdisciplinary artist. Their career as a touring and studio musician spans well over 10 years, multiple countries and numerous instruments, and has now expanded into new forms and new collaborations in research/creation, digital interactive art, film scoring, and installation work. They are currently studying electroacoustic music and computation arts at Concordia University in Montreal, while holding numerous merit-based scholarships and research positions.
Ryan, Marketing and Outreach
Ryan McNeil
Marketing and Outreach Intern
Raised in Easton, Pennsylvania, Concordia Undergrad Ryan McNeil emerged from the States with multiple interests relating to the Arts. All her life, her favourite thing to do has been to spend time with people—which translated into her work today. As an enthusiast in studying human behaviour and filmmaking, her interests have caused her to accumulate expertise within digital marketing and business connection. Within CJLO, she now continues to evolve in her marketing skillset as her position challenges her in new ways.